Marred Bliss

by  Mark O'Donnell

10 Minute Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

Jane and Dink are soon to wed, but their exes arrive and bring out their worst.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Jane and Dink are soon to wed, but their exes arrive and bring out their worst. The play uses the errors and mispronunciations within the dialogue to reveal the pasts of the couples, what each character is really thinking, and how the marriage between Jane and Dink will turn out.

Published in Ten Minute Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville, Vol. 1.

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Love, Marriage, Memory


Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A mid-western porch
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


2m, 2f
JANE – young woman, pretty and prissy
DINK – typical mid-Western, talked into the marriage
ALAS – Dink’s old flame, a seductress
JEERY – Jane’s old flame, a sailor
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Mark O'Donnell

Mark O'Donnell

Marred Bliss was first produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville on May 26, 1987. It was directed by Larry Deckel.

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